Okay Okay so I can't believe it's almost 2019... but alas it is . I've seen a lot of new products launch this year and I got reacquainted with a lot of old faithfuls. Here are my 2018 faves in no particular order:
1. Camille Rose Naturals - Curl Love Moisture Milk
This leave-in never disappointed . I opted to use it as a styling product for twist and braid outs. The results were always soft defined curls that lasted at least a week. Winning!
2. Deva Curl- Heaven in Hair
I've said this once and I'll say it again... this is one of the best deep conditioners I have ever tried. It has so much slip which melts away tangles, and it clumps my curls like none other.
3. Soultanicals - Knot Sauce
This is another gem similar to the CRN Curl Love leave-in. I use it on it's own for twist outs and braid outs and talk about soft! It may seem light weight but it holds it's own as a styler, it gives me the perfect balance between defined and volume. So of my most popular styles on IG were done with this styler. Like this one here :
4. Not Your Mother's - Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Masque
I discovered NYM's brand for the first time this year and have fallen in LOVE with these affordable products. This deep conditioner is a stand out as my deep conditioners can be pretty pricey but this one is affordable and effective. It left my curls SUPER soft and is free of silicone and has quality ingredients plus it's under 10 bucks.
5. Ouidad- Curl Recovery Meltdown Mask
This mask is amazing at restoring my curls. It's an elasticity treatment and is what I reach for when my hair is in need of a reset. It's pricey but to me it's worth the money. To stretch my coins I don't use this weekly but instead rotate this in with my more affordable deep conditioners.
6. Bekekoa - Be Moist Rinse out conditioner
This rinse out conditioner is one of my faves!!! I love to use it while detangling in the shower or before prepping sleek styles. It leaves my hair frizz free and soft.
7. Ouidad- Hydra Curl Cream
Okay so on accident I styled my hair in a twistout with this styler and the results left me so impressed! My hair was crazy defined and hydrated. It's not the most inexpensive but this is a quality product and a little goes a long way.
8. Deva Curl- Super Stretch Styler
This styler took me sometime to warm up to, lets just say I cocktailed it with products I shouldn't have. I decided to give it another try this time on it's on for braid out and it was beautiful. I absolutely the added stretch it gave my hair but still had fullness, volume, and definition, what more could a girl ask for?
9. Discover Treluxe - Curl Supreme Styler
One of my favorite styles of the year was one with this styler. I plan of reaching for this styler again for strecthed styles like bantu knot outs, and flat twist outs. I love that this creamy styler moisturized my hair with out reverting it after I had blow out my hair. My results from my streched flat twistout are here:
10. Redken - All Soft Shampoo & Conditioner
Okay investing in a quality shampoo and conditioner wasn't easy for me. I had gotten used to the drugstore price tags. Let me tell you though you really do get what you pay for. I love this duo and to be honest haven't tried many shampoo's that feel as good as this one when washing the hair.
That's it... I can't wait to see what 2019 will bring in the world of natural hair care.